Canadian Parliament voted to abolish visas for refugees from Ukraine
How soon will the visa requirements be removed? Does the government comply?
On March 29, there was a meeting of the Canadian Parliament on the situation on the Russian-Ukrainian border. The Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration submitted a report to members of parliament, which called for the introduction of visa-free travel to Canada for Ukrainian citizens.
"We call on the Canadian government to introduce visa-free travel from Ukraine to Canada, including through the rapid issuance of electronic entry permits (eTAs)," the report said.
In addition to the introduction of visa-free travel, the document also suggested an increase in human resources so that delays in admitting migrants would not become even longer due to the current humanitarian crisis.
A majority of the members of Canada's Federal Parliament voted in favour of accepting the report. Although the decision to abolish the visa regime lies with the government, the Canadian Parliament has the right to express its political support and to refer the initiative to the executive branch for consideration. At this time, the government's response has not yet been requested.